Site Map - Cybercrime

Data Breaches

- U.S. data breaches rose 47 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Insider theft doubled to 16 percent from 2007.


- Cybercriminals increasingly launched attacks from legitimate Web sites and e-mail addresses last year, according to Cisco Systems’ annual security report. Threats coming from legitimate sites increased 90 percent in 2008, almost twice the rate of growth compared to 2007.


- 88The percentage of IT administrators who say they would steal valuable company data if they were fired. Access management vendor Cyber-Ark conducted the poll.

Fighting Fraud

- An online vendor turns to a service that evaluates the risks from customer purchases and helps reduce fraud.

Underground Cybereconomy Thrives

- The total value of advertised goods in the underground cybereconomy is valued at $276 million, according to a new report from Symantec, which monitored the criminal activity between July 2007 and June 2008.

Russia's Cybercrime Haven

- A computer security firm uncovered the exploits of a Russian cybergang, which included using malware to steal money from private bank accounts.

Researcher Says Russian Government Involved in Georgia Cyber Attacks

- A researcher asserts that the Russian government was involved in cyber attacks against Georgia.

Bank Account Details Most Popular Item for Sale by Cybercriminals

- In the online black market, bank account details can sell for as little as $10.

Russian Cybercrime

- Russian cybercriminals, says McAfee, are a permanent and serious danger with most phishing, spam, and identity theft schemes led by such groups.

U.K.: Tories Release New Cybercrime Plan

- Britain's opposition party looks to get tough on cybercrime.

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